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Canadian Musician Jennifer Castle nominated for 2015 Polaris Music Prize Critically acclaimed musician Jennifer Castle, Toronto born folk singer/songwriter has been nominated for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize alongside Drake, Buffy Sainte-Marie and others. The Polaris Music Prize, a highly regarded Canadian Music Award is based entirely on artistic merit …

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Cops Help Kids Cast a Line

St. Thomas, ON:   Local police officers will be helping kids cast a line this summer during the fourth annual Kids Fishing Day on Friday, July 3. The derby, which is sponsored by Bear Adventures and the St. Thomas YMCA, will take place from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Pinafore …

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St. Thomas Public Library Receives Donation

St. Thomas Public Library Board is pleased to announce that the Library will be the major beneficiary of the estate of the late Mary Ann Neely. Ms. Neely, a former English teacher at Alma College and Parkside Collegiate, was a long time St. Thomas resident, a dedicated Library user and …

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Witty wins gold!

Railway City Brewing Co.’s Witty Traveller pronounced best Belgian wheat beer in Canada ST. THOMAS, ON, June 16, 2015 – Railway City Brewing Co.’s Witty Traveller claims its spot as the best Belgian wheat beer in Canada. The Witty Traveller wins gold in the Belgian Style White/Wit category at the …

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Kids and Cops Celebrate Fishing

Aylmer, ON: It’s that time of year again! Local children will be grabbing their fishing gear for the 26th Annual Optimist Catfish Derby on Lake Erie in Port Bruce. Sponsored by the Aylmer Optimist Club, this catfish derby will take place from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm on Sunday, June …

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The Pan Am Flame to Light up St. Thomas

St. Thomas, Ontario, June 1 2015 The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games are happening this summer, but before the games begin, the flame is making the rounds. The flame was lit in Teotihuacan Mexico before coming to Canada to begin its 5000+ kilometre nationwide journey on May 30th. Its …

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Autumn Hill Headlines Saturday Line-Up at the Iron Horse Festival

St. Thomas, Ontario, May 27, 2015 … Canada’s rising country duo Autumn Hill will headline a Rock ‘n Country lineup on the main stage of the Iron Horse Festival in historic downtown St. Thomas on Saturday, August 22. Autumn Hill’s Mike Robins and Tareya Green are moving up the country …

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Lifelong Learning Awards Celebrate Achievements of Adult Learners

Event: Wednesday, May 27, 7:00-8:30pm St. Thomas, Ontario, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – The Elgin Council for Adult Education, Training and Employment (ECAETE) is pleased to announce this year’s Lifelong Learning Awards, a celebration of the achievements of local adult learners.  This is an opportunity for teachers and members of …

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STEGH to decentralized patient registration process

(St. Thomas, ON) – Beginning in early June, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) will move to a decentralized patient registration process. Currently, all outpatients coming to STEGH enter the South Building and register at Outpatient Registration and then proceed to their point of care. Since implementing our current Outpatient …

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Library Launches Commemorative Book

St. Thomas Public Library, April 27, 2015 – St Thomas Public Library will be hosting a book launch for the photobook created to commemorate the library’s 130th Anniversary in 2014. St. Thomas Public Library spent all of 2014 celebrating its 130 years of service to the community, and the photobook …

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Bottles, Brews and a BBQ for United Way

Local brewers Railway City Brewing Co. is teaming up with Elgin-St. Thomas United Way for a great cause! The brewery will be hosting a bottle drive April 24 to 26 and a BBQ from 11am-4pm April 25th, with proceeds going to United Way. In addition, the brewery will also be …

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St. Thomas Public Library Offers Free Online Education Courses

St. Thomas Public Library, April 20, 2015 – Just imagine what you can learn… from website design and marketing, to public speaking and management skills! St. Thomas Public Library is pleased that we can now provide our members with access to a variety of learning programs through “Gale Courses”. Through …

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Community Information Session at STEGH

Community Information Session at STEGH on April 22 St. Thomas, ON – Members of our community are invited to join us on April 22 for an update on our Redevelopment Project. An information session will be held in the Atrium from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn more about: The …

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Honours and Awards Recipients / Banquet

ST. THOMAS, ONTARIO, APRIL 13, 2015 — Mayor Heather Jackson, Members of Council and the Honours and Awards Committee announced today the recipients being recognized for their 2014 accomplishments. The Honours and Awards Committee has the privilege of acknowledging the attached recipients that were nominated for their outstanding sport, volunteer …

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Phragmites Learning Symposium

ST. THOMAS, ON — Our lakes, rivers, irrigation canals, road corridors and intersections, farm land, beaches, park land and fish habitats are all under attack. Phragmites australis, also known as Common Reed is an aggressive invader of wetland areas particularly where the soil has been disturbed or exposed. Dense stands …

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STEGH launches Family Presence Guidelines

(St. Thomas, ON) – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has formally launched its new Family Presence Guidelines, eliminating set visiting hours and welcoming family members as partners in care 24 hours a day according to the patient’s preference. “STEGH is committed to working with our patients and families to …

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St. Thomas Public Library Selects Sierra As New Integrated Library Software (ILS)

St. Thomas Public Library, March 27, 2015 – St. Thomas Public Library is proud to announce that, starting in January 2016, it has selected the Integrated Library Software (ILS) Sierra from Innovative Interfaces. The library currently uses the Symphony ILS from SirsiDynix. “The Library is looking forward to this change,” …

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